NLive Radio shortlisted in national radio awards

Posted 20th October 2021

Northampton radio station NLive Radio has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards. 

The station has made the finals, which was whittled down from more than 430 entries from stations from every corner of the UK. 

The station has picked up nominations in the Entertainment Show of the Year category for their show Afternoon Delight with John Leivers. 

The winners will be revealed in a ceremony at the Coventry Transport Museum, in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture next month. 

Martin Steers, station manager, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised among a large number of other stations doing great work across the UK. 

As the local radio station for Northampton we are passionate about the town, and everyone in it, and John’s show is a great blend of fantastic entertainment, local content and interviews and great music.” 

John Leivers, the presenter of Afternoon, said: “I’ve been broadcasting for nearly 10 years and have been with NLive Radio since 2016; where I’ve learned so much” 

“The show is such fun to do. Its not just about the music and fun features. I enjoy interviewing people and being able to tell their stories on-air. I like talking about what’s going in Northampton; it’s what our listeners like to hear and what good local radio is all about. 

I’d like to thank the great family of presenters at NLive and the support of our Station Manager Martin for his continued support” 

Maxine Jones, Director of the awards, said: “As face-to-face events resume, it’s great to get together and celebrate the hard work of the last 18 months. Many stations have further cemented their essential community role in this time, and it is great to reflect.”  

“It is clear to see from this, that passionate presenters, volunteers, and staff are really there for their audiences.” 

“We wish NLive Radio good luck and can’t wait to host the ceremony in Coventry next month.”